Gigabyte has unveiled its latest graphics card called the GTX 1080 Rock Edition (GV-N1080G1 ROCK-8GD). Unlike other graphics cards in the market that are often fitted with the latest and greatest technologies, Gigabyte’s new graphics card offers something different: it comes with the old WindForce 3X cooling solution.
In essence, the GTX 1080 Rock Edition graphics card is almost similar to that of Gigabyte’s GTX 1080 WindForce OC. The only major difference being the usage of the old WindForce 3X cooling solution (used in GTX 900 series cards) which, despite its age, is still beloved by PC gamers due to its efficiency.
When it comes to specifications, the GTX 1080 Rock Edition comes with a base and boost clock speeds of 1632MHz and 1771MHz in ‘Gaming Mode’. Clock speeds under the ‘OC Mode’ is slightly higher at 1657MHz (base) and 1797MHz (boost). These, of course, are similar to the clock speeds found on the GTX 1080 WindForce OC graphics card.
Power is drawn by the Gigabyte GTX 1080 Rock Edition graphics card via a single 8-pin power connector. Display outputs include: one HDMI 2.0b and DVI ports; along with three DisplayPort 1.4 ports as well.
Gigabyte hasn’t mentioned the date of availability and pricing for the GTX 1080 Rock Edition graphics card, but a listing on Amazon indicates that it may arrive before Christmas (in selected regions), with a price tag of US$640 (about RM2,867).